Louisville Zoo — hosting Yum! Brands “World’s Largest Halloween Party!,” 1100 Trevilian Way: $1.50-$6, Oct. 26-29, 5-8:30pm on Thu. & Fri, 4-8:30pm on Sat. & Sun., 459-2181.
Hall-O-Treats — children of all ages invited, Oct 26, 6-8pm, Bellarmine University, 473-3000.
••Halloween Rock N Roll Party — special FAT Friday Gallery Hop w/ Karaoke, “dress as a rock star,” cash prizes for best adult & child costumes, Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave: Oct. 27, 9pm, 895-3650.
Haunted Festivities — hosted by Boy Scout Troop 765, game booths, hayrides, haunted & candy trails, & haunted house, St. Michael Parish, 12707 Taylorsville Rd.: $5-$10, Oct. 27-28, 5:30-11pm.
Haunted House — in the carriage house behind the Culbertson Mansion, Oct 27 & 28, 7pm, $10, 914 Main St, 812-944-9600.
Halloween Family Fest — at Otter Creek Park Campground, 850 Otter Creek Park Rd. in Brandenburg, Ky.: campsite fee, Oct 27-28, 574-4583.
Boo! Ghost Tours — at Scott County Heritage Center & Museum, 1050 S. Main St. in Scottsburg, Ind.: $10, Oct 27 at 7 & 9pm; Oct 28 at 9pm, 812-752-1050.
••Victorian Ghost Walk — 90-minute walk, features many locations mentioned in local author David Domine’s books; Visitors Center, 218 W. Oak St.: $20-$25, Oct. 27-29, tours depart 6-7:30pm, 637-2922.
Haunted River Cruise — by Star Cruises, costume party, dancing, live music, food & prizes: Oct. 28, (812) 218-1565.
Halloween Bash — presented by The Collaboratory, music, poetry, art, Oct 28, 7:30pm, free, 1741 Frankfort Ave, 896-0172.
••Halloween in the Halls — fundraiser to benefit Hospice & Palliative Care of Louisville, Oct 28, 5-8pm, $5, 3200 E Hebron Ln, Shepherdsville, KY, 428-7497.
Skeleton 5k Run/Walk — at Briar Hill Park, prizes awarded to variety of age groups, early registration guarantees T-shirt: $12-$15, Oct. 28, 9am, 225-0655, www.oldhamcounty.net.
Masquerade “Spirit” Ball — music, dancing, prizes, silent auction, gourmet food, & cocktails to benefit local causes, at 1895 Victorian mansion Conrad-Caldwell House, St. James Ct.: $99-$149, Oct. 28, 637-2922.
Halloween Kidstacular — Louisville Chorus hosting fun & song for whole family, come in costume, w/ prizes & DVD sales, Memorial Auditorium, 970 S. Fourth St.: $8-$18, Oct. 28, 7pm, 968-6300.
••Trunk or Treat — Wall Street United Methodist hosts car to car trick or treating, Oct 29, 6-8pm, free, 240 Wall St, Jeffersonville, Ind., 812-282-9868.
Baxter Avenue Morgue — 15,000-square-foot haunted house open every Thu.-Sat. in Oct., 8-11pm (Thu), 8pm-1am (Fri-Sat), $8 kids, $15 adults, 451 Baxter Ave., 589-0959.
Chamber of Horrors — features maze of profound events and terrible tales of New Albany’s past, basement of Louisville Stained Glass, corner of Pearl and Market St. in downtown New Albany, thru Oct. 29, Thu-Fri, (812) 949-2991.
Fright Fest — at Six Flags KY Kingdom, rides & shows free w/ paid park adm., except for Nightmare Inc.: Sat. noon-11pm, Sun. noon-8pm, now thru Oct. 29, 366-2231.
Culbertson Mansion — a “real” haunted house in historic New Albany, open Fri-Sat at 7pm thru Oct. 31, $10, 914 E. Main St., 944-9600.
Nightmare Forest at Otter Creek — mile-long trail of spooks and terror, opens at dusk Thu.-Sun. thru Oct. 31, $14, Otter Creek Park, 384-4754 or www.nightmareforest.com.
Harvest Night — Halloween alternative w/ games, food, & talent shows, Spirit of Love Center, 4107 W. Market St.: free, Oct. 31, 6-9pm, 775-5354.
Full Moon Ghost Tours — tours of Old Louisville’s Victorian neighborhood: Nov. 5, Dec. 5, every tour departs from the Visitors Center at 9pm, 218 W. Oak St., 637-2922.
••Songwriters on the Sidewalks — hosted by danny flanigan, Oct 27, 6pm, 1741 Frankfort Ave, www.cccoflouisville.org.
Hollydays Art & Gift Market — art, jewelry, crafts, clothing, home accessories & more, Mellwood A&E Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave.: $2, Oct. 27, 5-9pm, Oct. 28, 10am-5pm, 429-0930.
••Louisville Antiques, Art & Collectibles Show & Sale — 200 antique dealers & juried KY artists showcasing, 3813 W. Hwy 146 in Buckner Ky.: Oct. 27-29 & Nov. 24-26, Fri. & Sat. at 10am-5pm, Sun. at 11am-4pm.
Pewee Valley Arts & Crafts Day — over 100 artists & crafters, raffle, silent & cake auctions, St. Aloysius School, 122 Mt. Mercy Dr.; PV Presbyterian Church, 119 Central Ave.; PV Woman’s Clubhouse, 218 Mt. Mercy Dr.: free, Oct. 28, 10am-4pm, 222-4601.
Quilt Collection Exhibit — by Ruth Klingenfus, Oldham County History Center, 106 N. Second Ave. in La Grange Ky.: free, Oct. 28, noon-2pm.
Open House — hosted by IU Southeast Arts Institute for all ages, w/ recital, instrument petting zoo, demo of music class for preschoolers, demo of Abrakadoodle art programs, face painting, & refreshments, Ogle Center: Oct. 28, 11am-1pm, (812) 941-2436.
Wares of the World — market at IU Southeast brings international artisans to local communities, multipurpose room at University Center South: Oct. 30 & 31, 9:30am-7pm, (812) 941-2514.
Collaboratory — evening of live music, poetry, graphic arts, collaborative and spontaneous multi-media jams, free, all ages, last Sat./month, 7:30pm, 1741 Frankfort Ave., 896-0172.
Jeffersontown Historical Museum — display artifacts from various historic Jeffersontown schools, as well as video oral history documenting history of various J-town residents, thru Dec. 21, artifacts from Jeffersontown Masonic Lodge will be on display through Oct. 25, 10635 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, Ky., 261-8290.
Metro Arts — student pottery exhibition, 8360 Dixie Hwy.: Oct. 25-Nov. 29, Mon.-Thu. at 10am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. at 10am-4pm, 937-2055.
Kaviar Forge & Gallery — exhibiting painter Rick Wilson’s new works, 1718 Frankfort Ave.: Oct. 27, 6-9pm, runs thru Dec. 30, 561-0377.
••UnderGround Art Space — presents “Masquerade” exhibit, Oct. 28-Dec. 2, costume party reception Oct. 28, 7-9pm, 1235 Bardstown Rd., 459-8005.
KY School for the Blind — exhibiting “Animals from the Wild” by Bill Santen, 1867 Frankfort Ave.: Oct. 27, 6:30-9pm, Oct. 31-Nov. 9, 10am-2pm & 4-7pm, 897-1583 ext 262.
Jennica’s Upstairs Gallery — “Blue Highways” oil paintings by Richard Rink, 636 E. Market St, thru Oct 31, 587-8720.
“Still Life: Living Large” — recent works by Teresa Bartenstein at David Schuster Creations, 211 S. Clay St.: now thru Oct. 28.
Devel 7 Studios — present “Artist Appreciation Show” in conjunction with “Luminosity,” featuring local artists, thru Oct. 28, 825 S Floyd St., 582-2333.
Chez Moi Art Gallery — calling artists to submit work for upcoming Halloween show “The Art & Craft of Magick!”; themes should be more about magic of autumn, nature, & elements, less to do w/ monsters & gore, 561-6206, ChezMoiArtGallery@yahoo.com.
Old Louisville Coffeeshop — local artists presenting “The Bird Show: Ornithologically Inspired Works” benefit show for Raptor Rehab. of KY; at 1489 S. Fourth St. & Hill, thru Oct. 31, 635-6660, www.raptorrehab.org/.
••KY Museum of Art and Craft — exhibit “Life InSight: The Human Experience,” with work of nearly 90 artists working in sculpture, fiber, metalwork and more, Gail Brown is curator, thru Nov. 4, free, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102.
Carnegie Center — presents “Rhapsody in Rugs: Rags to Rugs at the Carnegie” exhibit, thru Nov 4, free, 201 E Spring St. New Albany, 944-7336.
Spalding University Huff Gallery — Margot Anne Kelley photography & stories “Local Treasures: Geocaching Across America,” 853 S. Fourth St., thru Nov. 5, 585-7122.
Kentucky Watercolor Society — 29th annual juried exhibition, thru Nov 8, Tue-Sun 5-10pm, 316 W Main, 326-9256.
Pyro Gallery — presents solo show by Lisa Austin, thru Nov. 11, 624 W Main, 587-0106.
Heine Brothers — art show fundraiser to build houses in Guatemala, thru Nov 12, Douglass Loop Heine Bros, 802-9803.
African-American Art Exhibit — hosting call for entries for exhibit at Actors Theatre Jan. 30-Feb. 24, original artwork in all media, slides only, deadline Nov. 17, 585-1265 x3145.
Hite Art Institute — presents two exhibits: “Northern/Southern Exposure” in Schneider Hall & opening of Trisha Hamilton-Cooper’s master thesis in Covi Gallery; UofL Belknap Campus: thru Nov. 17, 852-4483.
Ghost Town — photo, painting and sculpture exhibit, thru Nov 20, 9am-5pm, 1860 Mellwood Ave, 895-3650.
Krantz Art Gallery — exhibiting mixed media paintings by Carolyn Whitman at Jefferson Community & Technical College, First & Chestnut Sts.: now thru Nov.
22, Mon.-Thu. at 8am-4pm, Fri. at 9am-noon, 213-2393.
Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center — new exhibit “The Nature of Shells” shows the history and beauty of shells, thru Nov. 26, free, 201 W Riverside Dr., Clarksville, (812) 280-8689.
Gallery at the Kentucky Center — group exhibit by consortium of art galleries, thru Nov. 27, M-F 9am-6pm, Sat & Sun 12-5pm, 501 W Main St, 562-0159.
Paul Paletti Gallery — presents “Witness,” a gallery of photographs by renowned photojournalist James Nachtwey, thru Nov. 30, 5-9pm, free, 713 E Market St., 589-9254.
Zephyr Gallery — presents show by Jenni Deamer & Liz Watkins, thru Nov. 30, 610 E. Market St. 585-5646.
Brown Hotel — local artist Jeaneen Barnhart showing pieces from “Equine Passion” series for Gallery Showcase; Fourth St. & Broadway, thru Dec. 6, 583-1234.
••Bardstown Art Gallery — exhibiting oils, watercolors, & drawings by Jim Cantrell from past three decades, 214 W. Stephen Foster Ave.: thru Dec. 10, Tue.-Sat. at 10:30am-6pm, 348-6488.
Call for Entries — women artists invited to submit work for Women of Wisdom Exhibit, “A Woman’s Journey” on March 2-8: deadline Dec. 6, 584-8090, www.projectwomen.org.
Brown Williamson Tower in Middleton Reulinger firm — photographer/attorney Don Vish exhibit “Eccentric Views of Louisville,” photos of Louisville landmarks and businesses, top floor, ongoing, 584-1135.
Carnegie Center — “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad” permanent exhibit now open, 201 E. Spring St., IN, (812) 944-7336.
“Window Comics” — ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674.
Mellwood Arts Center — looking for raw, rough primitive pieces representing traditional and contemporary artwork, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.
Call for Artists — MailArt project seeking postcard-sized submissions for theme “Coffee – How Does it Make You Feel?,” results displayed at Day’s Espresso & Coffee Bar in March 2007, coffeemailart.websiteanimal.com.
Call for Artists — Julius Friedman looking for sculptors or anyone willing to haul rocks to help create “rock city,” firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Subjects — local photographer seeks women who lost their mothers as children (age 20 or younger), 891-0434.
Chez Moi Art Gallery — Erotic Art by RonBo for Oct/Nov gallery showing, artist commissioned for 4 pieces with the help of female artist/model, 495-1652.
Co-op Gallery — looking for serious artists for Gallery 10 Seventy at Mellwood Arts Center, 548-3921.
Louisville Artists — join “Louisville Art Talk” forum on Louisville art-related topics, www.groups.yahoo.com/group/louisvillearttalk.
Mary Anderson Center — seeking artists to exhibit, (812) 923-8602.
Full Moon Yoga — free space available for women artists to use as gallery during F.A.T. Fridays, 2001 Frankfort Ave., 894-0094.
Pyro Gallery — seeking experienced artists who are interested in dynamic co-operative gallery, 452-2008.
Gallery Hops — first Fridays of every month, 5-9pm. 589-0102.
F.A.T. (Frankfort Ave. Trolley) hops — final Friday of every month, 6-9pm. 314-5897.
Crafts for a Cause — Mondays, 7-8:30pm, Third Lutheran Church, 1864 Frankfort Ave. learn to knit, crochet and other crafts, make items for Hospice and others, 206-5210.
Creative Diversity Studio in Mellwood Arts Center — open to people with disabilities, workshops and studio spaces available, 767-4723.
Access to the Arts Inc. — an arts and disability advocacy organization, making arts accessible to people with disabilities, www.accesstothearts.org.
Carnegie Center for Art and History — art classes for pre-school to adult, New Albany, 944-7336.
Jewish Community Center — offers art classes, 459-0660.
Bernheim — offers watercolor painting classes for adults and children, 955-8512 x 251.
Flame Run Gallery — offers classes, 584-5353.
Glassworks — offers classes, 992-3016.
Pandora Productions — present “Boston Marriage,” Oct. 25 at 7pm, Oct. 26-28 at 8pm, Oct. 28 at 2pm, $13-$15, MeX Theater at KY Center, 584-7777.
Thrust Theater — UofL African-American Theatre Program presents “King Hedly II,” Oct. 25-29 at 8pm, $7-$10, Floyd & Warnock St., 852-8442 info.
••Kentucky Repertory Theatre — presents Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” thru Oct 25; also political comedy “Lying in State,” thru Nov. 18, 6pm, 101 E Main St., Horse Cave, Ky., (270) 786-1200 or www.kentuckyrep.org.
IU Southeast Theatre Dept. — presents “Proof,” Oct. 26-28 at 8pm, Nov. 2-4 at 8pm, Nov. 5 at 2:30pm, $6-$10, Robinson Theatre at Ogle Center, 361-3100.
Ursuline School for Performing Arts — presents “Annie,” Oct. 27-28 at 7:30pm, $4-$6, at Auditorium on Campus, 3105 Lexington Rd., 897-1816.
Hayswood Theatre — presents Haunted Theatre tours, Oct. 27-28 at 7:30pm, $5, in Corydon Ky., (812) 347-3242.
Actors Theatre — presents “Dracula,” thru Oct. 28; also, “Gem of the Ocean,” thru Oct. 28, $17-$51, 316 W Main St., 584-1265.
Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble — presents “KA-BLAM!” Oct. 27-28, Nov. 3-4, $8-$20, at Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., www.LePetomane.org.
••WhoDunnit Theater Co. — presents “Murder by Post: The Strange Case of Nigel Drew,” Oct. 28, Nov. 4 at 6:30pm, $39.95 (dinner & show), Hyatt Regency, 320 W. Jefferson, 426-7100, www.whodunnitky.com.
Walden Theatre — presents “Vote with Anger” w/ Project Improv & Chris Anger, Oct. 28 & Nov. 4 at 8pm, $8, 1123 Payne St., 589-0084.
Kentucky Center — Yum! Family Series program presents “the Death & Life of Sherlock Holmes,” Oct. 28 at 2pm, $13.50-$20.50, Bomhard Theater, 584-7777.
Blue Apple Players — reconnecting BAP alumni to celebrate 30th anniversary, public is asked to contact theater with their most memorable BAP performance, deadline Oct 31, 587-7990.
••Iroquois High School — presents “Don’t Drink the Water” by Woody Allen, Nov. 1-2, 7:30pm, $3, 4615 Taylor Blvd., 485-8269.
‘Diversity of Dance’ — program features a short lecture, dance demonstrations and audience participation, program will study historic influences, hosted by Theresa Bautista, Nov. 1, 15, 6:30pm, Iroquois Library, 301 York St., 574-1720.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “Smoke & Mirrors,” now thru Nov. 12, evenings at 6pm, Sun. & Wed. matinee at 11:45am, $30-$40, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, (812) 288-8281.
Indicators Improv — performs every first Thu., 11pm, free, Diamond’s Pub and Billiards, 3814 Frankfort Ave., (423) 943-8150.
Project Improv, a long form improv troupe — performs every Fri., 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. Fourth St., www.projectimprov.com.
••Bands Wanted — 1st Annual Halloween “Battle of the Bands Benefit” at Stevie Ray’s, Oct. 29, cash prizes, email@example.com or 637-9598.
Show Biz Kids — holding auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” for ages 7-17, Nov. 27-28, 228-9028.
Mary Anderson Center — has two fellowships for a musician and visual artist, plus a work exchange residency, 812-923-8602.
Pyro Art Gallery — looking for & accepting new serious artists, 642 W. Main St., 587-0106, www.pyrogallery.com.
Girls Going Places — Guardian presents seventh annual entrepreneurship program, national call for nominations of young women; 15 girls awarded total of $30,000 thru submission of 750-1,000 word essay; thru Feb. 16, 914-251-1500, www.msco.com.
Celebration of Life Photography Contest — showcase for new/emerging artists, winners featured in Louisville galleries during Derby ’07, deadline Feb. 17, www.celebratelifephotocontest.com.
Musicians Wanted — to perform at Smoketown/Shelby Park and Portland/Shawnee Farmer’s Markets, Sat., 9am-noon, 775-4041.
Derby Festival Princesses — Derby Festival seeking candidates, deadline Dec. 31, must attend screening Nov. 11 or 18, applications at www.kdf.org.
IU Southeast — needs instrumentalists and singers to join ensembles, (812) 941-2655 or www.ius.edu/music.
Louisville Chorus — auditions on-going for qualified singers, all sections, 968-6300.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers — Interpretations of Dreams, Oct 27, 6pm; Fall Gardening Tips, Oct 27, 10am; Baseball in Louisville, Oct 28, 2pm, poems by Author Jane Gentry, Oct 28, 4pm, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255.
••Woodford Reserve’s Chef — David Larson Will sign his cookbook at Keeneland, Oct 27, 11am, 4201 Versailles Rd, Lexington KY, 774-7443.
Carmichael’s Bookstore — hosts ghost expert David Domine, tell stories from newest book “Phantoms of Old Louisville,” Oct. 29, 2pm, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.
Women Who Write welcomes women writers, meets first Thu. of month, Highland-Shelby Park Library, â€¨Mid-City Mall, 6:30-8:30pm, 635-1391.
Abraham-Hicks Book Study, experience and discussion group on “Ask and it is Given,” Wed., 6:30pm, Unity of Louisville, 757 Brook St., 583-5559 x12.
Creative fiction writing group, Wed., 7-9pm, Old Louisville Coffee House, Fourth and Hill sts., 451-5737.
Informal writing group meets second Tue. of month at the Fern Creek Library, 6-8pm, 955-8143.
Wilderness Road Writers’ Group meets third Mon., 6:30-8:30pm, Okolona Library (Preston Hwy.), all writers welcome, 966-2327.
The Vault, new sci-fi writer’s group, 7pm first Wed., Starbucks, 101 N. Hurstbourne Ln., bring a short story or novel chapter, www.vault.oseland.net.
Mystery Book Discussion Group meets the second Wed. of the month, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, IN, 949-3523.
Science Fiction/Fantasy Readers Group — meets 7pm, fourth Mon. of the month, Barnes and Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne, http://scifi.meetup.com/32/.
The Fall of the House of Usher — in state production of the film, Oct 28, 7:30pm, Spalding University, University Center Building, http://filmoffice.ky.gov/bulletinboard.htm.
Soul Cinema Night — Hosted by Last Call Movies, Oct 28, 10pm, $5, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W Oak St, firstname.lastname@example.org.
••Derby Museum — presents premiere of “Thunder and Reins: An inside look at the Kentucky Derby Jockeys,” Oct. 29, 7pm, $20 adv., $30 door, 992-5903.
Iroquois Library — presents the River City Klezmer Band, Oct. 25, 6:30pm; also Monday Night (Old Timey) Band, Nov. 4, 1:30pm, 601 W. Woodlawn Ave., 574-1270.
Middle Eastern Drumming — Raquy Danziger hosts a workshop and performs accompanied with dance, Oct. 26, workshop 6:30pm, $10; concert 8:30pm, $10, Bearno’s by the Bridge, 131 W Main, 403-9765.
••Irish Tenor — Anthony Kearns will hold a concert to benefit Catholic Charities, Oct 29, 7pm, $25, $50, $100, 4th & Kentucky, 637-9786 ext. 159.
Mandolin Maestro — Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile, Oct 29, 7pm, $25, Bomhard Theater, 501 W Main St, 563-0100.
Concert for Contemplation — Harry Pickens presents, Oct 29, 7:30pm, James Lees Presbyterian Church, 1741 Frankfort Ave, email@example.com.
••Ceruti Chamber Players — presents works by Mozart, Martinu, & Coleridge-Taylor, Oct 29, 7:30pm, free, UofL’s Comstock Hall, 895-6161.
Stacey Earle house concert — with Mark Stuart, Nov. 3, 7pm, 415-3643.
Kentucky Theater — presents Songwriters/Artist’s Open Stage/Mic, hosted by Mark “Big Poppa” Stampley, every third Thu., 7:30pm, 651 S. Fourth St., 472-2548.
Mellwood Arts Center — looking for stripped down, raw, traditional with a contemporary bend, lo-fi fiddlers, circuit benders, psycho-billy, one-man bands, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.
Downtown Sounds — third Thursday Trolley Bop, third Thu. of month, many varieties of live music throughout downtown, www.thirdthursday.info.
MERF — Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers, 244-4790.